Women and Migraine

  • Regina Krel
  • Paul G. MathewEmail author


Migraine is a common ailment which disproportionately affects women. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of migraine as it relates to hormones, particularly estrogen. In addition, this chapter will address a subtype of migraine, menstrual migraine, its distinct pathophysiology, phenotype and treatment strategies.


Migraine Menstrually related migraine Hormones Estrogen Triptans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall UniversityNutleyUSA
  2. 2.Neuroscience Institute, Hackensack University Medical CenterHackensackUSA
  3. 3.Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Department of Neurology, John R. Graham Headache CenterBostonUSA
  4. 4.Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Department of NeurologyBraintreeUSA
  5. 5.Cambridge Health Alliance, Division of NeurologyCambridgeUSA
  6. 6.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  7. 7.Hackensack University Medical CenterHackensackUSA
  8. 8.Seton Hall UniversityNutleyUSA

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